EPOS announced the H3 today, its latest addition to gaming headsets. You can find it on sale now on the company’s website at the price of $119 USD. The H3 bears some similarities to previous products, but features a revised sleek design and a few other improvements. Those who value a comfortable, high-quality audio experience during long use sessions should be particularly interested, as this model looks to have a premium, ergonomic earpad material and lightweight design similar to the GSP 302.
The wired headset features an around-the-ear, closed cup design in addition to an impressive spec and feature sheet. Starting with the impedance, it is spec’d at just 20 ohms. That means it won’t require a pricey sound card to get the best performance (unlike the original Game One/Zero), and should work find with any decent motherboard. EPOS also promises deep base, with a frequency range from 10-30,000Hz. In addition to that, it features binaural surround sound for those who need to listen for footsteps in games like Call of Duty: Warzone. The bidirectional microphone also comes with noise-suppression built in. And when you die in a gunfight to someone clearly worse than you, just slide the microphone boomstick up to a vertical position to automatically mute it.
There are a few more nice things to note about EPOS products which really send home the feel of quality. The build quality is generally great, as I’ve observed with the Sennheiser Game Zero predecessor product family. Things like the braided cables, built in physical volume knobs, and replaceable earpads and connection cables all provide that premium experience. The H3 gaming headset also comes with two analog 3.5mm cables. That of course means no Bluetooth connectivity, but you can use the H3 on any console gaming platform in addition to your PC.
Look good and feel comfortable
As someone familiar with the 2017 Game Zero product family, I’m particularly keen to test the frequency range. I can readily sing praises about the high end, but always found the bass a little lacking for my preference. Seeing how EPOS claims the H3 gaming headset features rich bass, I’ll be eager to see if it lives up to that claim. It also looks like the H3 isn’t as portable as the Game Zero, which folds up neatly. If you’re looking for a more affordably priced headset though, the H3 looks solid.
The H3 also has a suede-like earpad material that looks far more comfortable than the leatherette material on other EPOS products. It may not be the best thing for a sweaty gaming session, but if you can keep cool it should please. All in all, the H3 looks like a premium wired gaming headset without the high costs of other models from prior years.